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Hi I'm Beth

I love to dance and ride horses. I am a PhD student in Mind-Body Medicine and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first a mother and grandma. I am also a researcher, wellness coach, psychotherapist, consultant, facilitator of deep conversations and of personal growth and learning. I am a PhD candidate, completing my PhD in Mind-Body Medicine: Health Systems. I am passionate about personal and organizational health and wellness. I am writing my dissertation on women who come from adversity and yet rise above it to create positive, nurturing environments for their children. I envision bringing wholeness in mind-body and spirit to individuals and organizations. I think that work should be "good for you" and want to help create positive work environments that feed the soul and where people engage their passion and do their best work. When I am not working, or studying, you will find me riding my beautiful Azteca horse up in the mountains. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work and am completing my PhD at Saybrook University. I am a certified Master Personal & Executive Coach, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I offer personal wellness coaching for those wanting to create optimal health. I work as a consultant helping organizations create culture change. My speciality is training groups of coaches to support that change. I have been a psychotherapist for 16 years working with individuals, couples and families.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Christ lives and loves me. I know that my spirit existed before I came to this earth and that it will continue to exist after my body dies. Everything I have learned in my many years of schooling only serves to reinforce my spiritual and religious beliefs. I am so grateful for the LDS church's teachings about the importance of the family. I know that having family prayer and studying the scriptures together and having Family Home Evening has helped my husband and me to raise our children in a happy and healthy home where they feel loved and valued. Both my husband and I come from divorced families but with the help of the gospel we have been able to create a great marriage of 32 years now. I am so thankful that we are sealed in the temple to each other and to our children. I am grateful for the Atonement of Christ that allows me to begin again each day knowing that he has suffered for my mistakes and for my pain and sorrow and I can give my burdens over to Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be kind to others and trying to listen to the whisperings of the Spirit that prompt me about how to improve my life, how to be there for others and mostly how to be a good mother. It has been my life goal to be the very best mother I can be and I know that The Lord has helped me to overcome many of my own weaknesses to be a better mother than I could be without His help. I work in our women's group at church. It is my goal to make sure that every woman who walks through the door feels welcomed and loved, no matter what. I want everyone to feel that there is a special place where they will feel loved and accepted. I have felt the Lord's love for the other women as I have strived to serve them. Many women have done so many things to help and serve me in times of need. They have brought me food and helped care for me when I was ill. I know that living in a church community provides a way for God to help us through the service of others.